Thursday, January 26, 2023

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

AT LAST! Baba Dr. Mutulu Shakur is released!

Baba Jahahara spreads good news, good memories and good work for our future.

What do the kids have to say about abolition vs. poLice?

Listen to empowered, educated and intelligent voices of the kids.

40 days and 39 nights: Wanda Sabir journeys with Sojourner Truth 

Learning the Truth is the only way home.

The Temptations are golden

Keeping the Temptations' good thing goin’ with “Ain’t Too Proud.”

Legendary thespian Aldo Billingslea talks theater and starring in the theatrical adaptation of Frank...

Tension between recognizing the humanity of your neighbor and twisting it for political gain resolves an exciting, relevant story with a happy ending!

Cheers to here

The real – with hope, reverence, purpose and love.

Bay Area entertainment renaissance woman Keldamuzik speaks

Fired up Keldamuzik says, “No! I can do it ALL.”

In East Oakland, JR Valrey teaches youth to use media against the system

Young Black people being armed with the baton of truth to live and create in the changing world.

Bigger than what you think: an interview into the mind of Oakland Hip Hop...

Con B lights it up with power and respect.

Hunters Point wordsmith Yung Lott drops a new album on 12/12

From the basement of an abandoned Mazda, trying to make music, Lott did – it’s called “Lott Season.”

Youth driven ‘KOLA’ aka ‘Black Nutcracker’ returns after pandemic hiatus

“KOLA - Oakland's Very Own Afro Diasporic Remix of The Nutcracker” returns Dec. 15-18 at Agency, 2150 Livingston, Oakland. "KOLA's" first run was seen by 3,000 people.

Liberating the mind, undoing time: Xaviera Simmons & Wanda Sabir in conversation

“When we say incarceration, when we say whiteness, what does that mean?”

Mobilize our critical votes by 8 November! 

Love Self and Planet! Organize! Unite! Strategize! VOTE!

Born with a silver spoon: Taking responsibility for your own actions

Building your best human requires sobriety –  the work to get there and remain there.

Visit the ancient Mayans at Tulum Ruins

The door is open to a place most of us have never been, a people none of us knew and an opportunity to feel the essence of the Mayan people.

Hunters Point rhyme-sayer Footz da Beast is lyrically steppin on his opposition

Frisco rapper on the label of an Oakland rapper – sharin the love!

First African-born Black Nebula Award winner faces death threats & hostile embassy to attend...

Undaunted by negative forces, Oghenechovwe stays the course on the no-stress-express.

Poetry from the inside: Say their names

The poet asks a thoughtful question: “Cuz Brothers and Sisters ain’t you tired of marching?”

The exceptional hobo: The violence of homeless exceptionalism in stolen land

Violent othering by society enables our collective erasure, criminalization and death.

Celebrating Black history icon Dr. Willie Ratcliff’s 90th birthday

Give them flowers while they’re still here!